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Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off

Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off

"Home and Away" star Jessica Falkholt has been removed from life support two weeks after a fiery crash that claimed the lives of her parents and younger sister.

The driver of the other auto involved, 50-year-old Craig Whitall, also died instantly.

Whitehall was reportedly driving home from a methadone clinic at the time of the crash, which allegedly saw him veer into the other lane and hit the Falkholt family.

The 29-year-old actress was involved in a Boxing Day crash while traveling with her parents and sister.

Their mother Vivian, who was born in Italy before migrating to Australia, found the love of her life after Lars also moved to Sydney after growing up in Sweden, he said.

The daughter of a couple killed in a Boxing Day crash has died from her injuries in hospital while her sister still fights for life.

Jessica's extended family had kept a bedside vigil in the Intensive Care Unit at St George Hospital where she was in a medically induced coma. "Jess was a very private girl and while we're thankful for public thoughts and interest, we are just trying to honor what she'd want".

"Rest in peace, handsome Jessica Falkholt", the official account of the series posted in tribute on Twitter. They had previously told Daily Mail Australia an operation on her brain had gone well and were waiting for the results of the surgery.

Heartbreaking The tributes come one day after her three family members were laid to rest in Sydney- including her sister Annabelle, 21 and parents Lars, 69 and Vivian, 60

Jessica and Annabelle were pulled from the wreckage by motorists who stopped to help.

Lars, Vivian, Annabelle and Jessica Falkholt. Annabelle, 21, passed away three days after the accident.

Vivien's brother Paul delivered a eulogy, and remembered Lars as a loving father who doted on his daughters.

Friends and family at the funeral for Lars, Vivian and Annabelle Falkholt at Concord Today.

According to The Telegraph, Whitall's driving record includes four jail sentences for traffic offenses, a nine-year driving ban, and "at least 10 convictions for driving while disqualified".

Police would not comment on the specific case, but said people should not drive under the influence.

Craig Anthony Whitall, 50, has been remembered as an "awesome father".

The family had been returning to the city after a brief holiday when the crash happened on the Princes Highway near Sussex Inlet.

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